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Women In India’s Mental Health Institutions Face Neglect, Abuse

Inter Press Service: Dumped, Abandoned, Abused: Women in India’s Mental Health Institutions
“…Not all the women languishing in these institutions even qualified as having mental health problems; some had simply been put there because they were having affairs, or were embroiled in property disputes with their families. … The scale was highlighted in a recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, ‘Treated Worse than Animals,’ which said women often face systematic abuse that includes detention, neglect, and violence…” (Venkatraman, 1/30).